The Art of Colored Pencil I

Lisa Dinhofer

Workshop Description

9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $435Instructor present each day

Enrollment limited to 12 students

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Colored pencils are no longer the marker of your elementary school teacher. Advances in the technology of artist grade colored pencils have produced a new medium with an extraordinary range of unique qualities. Pencils are easily portable, relatively inexpensive with little clean up. Yet the finished art work can look as dense as an oil painting or as translucent as a watercolor. This class will introduce the student to the wide versatility of this new medium, including simple exercises, color studies for larger works and finished compositions. Techniques such as layering, modeling, creating textures, blending and burnishing will be explored through lectures and demonstrations. All levels of students from the curious beginner to the expert draughtsman are welcome.


About the Instructor

Lisa Dinhofer—painter, draftswoman, and printmaker—earned her BA with honors from Brandeis University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown extensively, both nationally and internationally. Her most recent solo shows were at the Century Association (NYC, 2015) and Denise Bibro Fine Art (NYC, 2012). Her paintings, drawings, and prints are widely collected and publicly represented at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, City College (CUNY), IBM, and other venues. In 2003, she completed a 90-foot glass mosaic mural, Losing My Marbles, which was commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit program and is located at the Times Square subway station. Dinhofer’s comprehensive study of colored pencils, Mastering Colored Pencils, was published by Monacelli Press in 2017 and is now available for purchase. For more information, please visit

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